Events for August 2017

Through November 25, 2018

Special Exhibit

Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Scientific Illustrations from the Museum’s Library exhibition includes 46 exquisite reproductions from 33 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works.

Now Open

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

A new must-see exhibit in the world-famous Fossil Halls. 

November 21, 2016–August 13, 2017

Special Exhibit

Explore Cuba's extraordinary biodiversity and unique culture through our immersive exhibits. 

Now Open

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

March 3, 2017–September 14, 2017

IMAX

Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.

June 24, 2017 - June 16, 2019

Special Exhibit

Explore the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health.

Tuesday, August 1

After Hours Programs

Join Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart and the musicians of The MARSBAND, including Keith Patchel for an immersive exploration of the Red Planet. Experience the Martian landscape up close, accompanied by a live performance, as you fly around the planet in an educational, musical meditation. 

Four Wednesdays, July 19, August 2, August 16, and August 30, 2017

After Hours Programs

Free With Museum Admission

We invite visitors to experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum volunteers.

Saturday, August 5–Sunday, August 6

After Hours Programs

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

Sold out - Join us for a screening of PBS’s upcoming special The FarthestVoyager in Space. A conversation with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco and Neil deGrasse Tyson follows.

Four Wednesdays, July 19, August 2, August 16, and August 30, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

We invite visitors to experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum volunteers.

Saturday, August 19

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

Join Claudia Astorino explore how our bones and teeth can be used to reconstruct the past and help forensic anthropologists solve cases, and learn about how the human body adapts to help us survive in an ever-changing world.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Members Only Programs

Sold Out

Members Only

Explore the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial and the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals with a tour guide to learn more about our 26th President’s role in placing over 230 million acres under federal protection. Visit the magnificent caves, lush forests, and vast expanses of America’s most beloved national parks and discover the thriving ecosystems and diverse wildlife in your own back yard.

Monday, August 21

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Join us in the Rose Center for Earth and Space for NASA’s live broadcast of the Total Solar Eclipse and learn more about this rare celestial event.

Four Wednesdays, July 19, August 2, August 16, and August 30, 2017

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

We invite visitors to experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum volunteers.